What is Animal Communication?

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    Animal communication is an intuitive ability that allows people to receive mental images, feelings, words, thoughts, sensations and emotions from animals. The process is known as telepathy, translated as “feeling across a distance,” or the ability to receive information by means other than the five senses. This non-verbal form of communication is used by animal communicators to connect with pets and other animals that are not physically present, though connections can occur in their presence.

    Telepathy is a natural form of communication, used by animals to communicate with each other. We are all born with the gift of telepathy, but we unlearn it as we grow up due to pressures from family and society that say such communication is impossible.

    “Animals are masters at intuitive communication,” notes acclaimed animal communicator Marta Williams on her website, martawilliams.com. “They talk to each other intuitively and are able to intuitively ‘sense’ people and the environment very well. (Take heed if your otherwise pleasant dog suddenly displays an intense dislike for a stranger.) In humans, on the other hand, intuitive ability has been suppressed and repressed by our modern cultures. We still use it — for example, to scope out a strange person or new situation — but our intuition is usually unconscious and uncontrolled.

    “The idea of intuitive communication with animals and nature challenges long-held beliefs, like the beliefs that other species are inferior to humans intellectually and do not have the emotional or spiritual capacity humans do. In my work, I have come to see these beliefs as untrue and now identify them as some of the root causes for the ecological imbalances and crises we are now facing.”

    Why do people seek out animal communicators? First and foremost, they want to better understand their pets. Sessions can be scheduled just for fun, so you can learn how to make life more enjoyable and rewarding for your pet. It can be a blast to have such a chat with your best friend. Often, however, animal communicators are called in to get to the heart of specific problems. It can be an important tool in solving behavior problems or getting information for your veterinarian, though animal communication should never be used as a substitute for regular veterinary care. Finding lost animals, preparing for a vet visit, travel, or a move, and getting information about physical issues are common reasons to consult a communicator.

    It is also possible to connect with deceased animals, and this can help heal old wounds of guilt, sadness or grief over the loss of an animal friend. Many times animals’ illnesses or behavior problems are simply the “mirroring” of their person’s personal issues. This is part of their purpose in our lives. Communicators talk with animals that say they cannot get well until their people move on to an appropriate healing path, because of the strong commitment our animals have to their human companions. Animal communication frequently has the ripple effect of helping harmonize whole households of four-legged and two-legged creatures.

    Animal communication sessions can be very revealing for all involved. For example, a cat who had been relieving itself periodically on the couch for two years with no physical cause provided insight into the grieving process. One of the cat’s human companions had left permanently without warning, and it was as if a death had occurred for the cat. After it was explained to him exactly what had happened and his grief over the loss was acknowledged by the rest of the family, the problem behavior ceased immediately. Clients have even told me that an animal’s behavior changed dramatically after merely setting up the communication appointment!

    Seeing things from an animal’s perspective can open the way to meaningful discussion and compromise and can help resolve even the most difficult issues. Once the lines of communication are open, the relationship becomes more harmonious and is deepened in a way not otherwise possible.

    In addition to connecting with pets and animals for specific information, many animal communicators also teach people how to communicate with their pets. Ask about classes or workshops, and be sure to ask for references from an unfamiliar animal communication instructor.

    Anyone can learn animal communication through study and consistent practice — and most people are actually connecting with their animals in this way without even realizing it. In her book Animal Talk, noted animal communicator Penelope Smith (visit animaltalk.net) offers these pointers to enhance interspecies telepathic communication:

    • More than any other factor, your attitude toward animals influences how receptive you are to their communication and how willing they are to communicate to you. Respect and revere animals as fellow beings — different in physical form than you but of the same spiritual essence and potential. As you increasingly see and treat them as fellow intelligent beings, you allow them to express themselves more deeply and fully to you, and your relationship develops, matures, elevates, and expands. Admiring an animal’s spiritual qualities, such as sincerity, trust, love, devotion, appreciation, loyalty… helps to transform your whole relationship, enhancing the two-way communication and understanding between you. Be humble and receptive, and allow animals to teach you.
    • Believe in your own intuitive ability to give and receive telepathic communication. Don’t invalidate your perception of impressions, images, or messages in any form.
    • Be ready, receptive, mentally quiet and alert. If your mind is busy, full of thoughts and background static, you can’t listen and receive. To get to this state may take considerable practice and changes in lifestyle. Avoid substances and environmental conditions that dull the mind or make it too agitated. Adopt habits that reduce stress and increase calmness, like balanced food, exercise and rest, yoga, meditation, spending quiet time with your animal friends and out in nature.
    • Cultivate flexibility — willingness to learn from all beings and to change your ideas. Watch for judgments and preconceptions that limit receptivity to what the animal is really communicating. Be open to surprises — the unexpected. Let go of conventional notions of human/animal communication. Be ready for animals to communicate, and question them on any level — from what food they like, to what they can teach you to improve your life, to what they consider the most profound truths.

    Marta Williams offers this note for all the skeptics reading this: “I can only say that, as a person trained in scientific methods, I, too, was skeptical when I began studying animal communication. At this point, however, I have worked in this field for more than a decade, testing myself for accurate results using verifiable experiments. I have proved to my own satisfaction the reality and accuracy of animal communication. I would not have been able to do that if I had not maintained an open mind and been willing to experiment.”

    Sources: martawilliams.com, animaltalk.net, lenaswanson.com



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